Sunday, July 15, 2007

CALLING THE SKY PEOPLE “Meditations III” (Midori)

Never heard of this band, tape, or label, but it sounds like they have a good time. Deep cave noise echoes and guitar noodling phase in and out of a heavy haze of tape hiss and general murk. The J-card art is a similar murk of paint, pages ripped from magazines, and fabric shreds. Ok, I Googled around, it seems the label is based out of Canada. But I don’t know if the band is a band (it sounds like it is) or just the label dude’s solo jam alter-ego. Either way: pretty great tape! The B side starts off a lot more skuzzy and misanthropic, but eventually cuts to a straight field recording of rain. Which is nice, in the way that listening to the rain instead of murk-noise can be nice.